Rob W van der Raaij


Full Name: Rob W van der Raaij

Position: Scientist, Groundwater - Water Dating

Contact details

Email: R.VanderRaaij
Phone: +64-4-570 4619


1992: New Zealand Certificate in Science, Chemistry; 1999: BSc, Geography; 2001: BSc(Hons) (1st Class), Physical Geography; 2003: MSc (Distinction), Physical Geography

Areas of expertise

Business Development: Biosecurity accreditation
Business Development: Quality assurance
Business Development: Quality assurance auditing
Geochemist: Groundwater Dating
Geochemist: Groundwater geochemistry
Geochemist: Isotope Geochemistry
Geochemist: Stable Isotope Chemistry
Geochemist: Stable Isotopes
Geophysics: Ground water flow systems analysis
Geophysics: Groundwater dating
Geophysics: Groundwater sampling
Groundwater: Aquifer testing
Groundwater: GW security - Municpal water supply
Groundwater: Groundwater dating
Groundwater: Sampling
Information Technology: GIS and other geotechnical software
Technical: Computer skills
Technical: Data analysis
Technical: Extraction / Separation techniques
Technical: Field Work
Technical: Gas chromatography
Technical: High vacuum technology
Technical: Isotope mass spectrometry
Technical: Sample preparation
Technical: Technical Computer Applications

Professional activities

New Zealand Hydrological Society: member

Major publications

Daughney, C.J.; Morgenstern, U.; van der Raaij, R.W.; Reeves, R.R. 2010 Discriminant analysis for estimation of groundwater age from hydrochemistry and well construction : application to New Zealand aquifers. Hydrogeology journal, 18(2): 417-428, 541; doi: 10.1007/s10040-009-0479-2; doi:10.1007/s10040-009-0479-2

van der Raaij, R.W. 2003 Age-dating of New Zealand groundwaters using sulphur hexafluoride. MSc (Physical Geography) thesis, Victoria University of Wellington. 122 p.

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